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David Hocknei records a record with a pool image


Hocni slika Such a gathering was not a picture of a living artist

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"The portrait of an artist (a two-figure pool)" David Hocknei "at the auction was about $ 90 million

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"The artist portrait (a two-figure pool)" David Hocknei "auctioned at about $ 90 million.

  • Thus, the previous record price for a live artist's work has obviously been exceeded in New York.
  • So far, Den has held a sculpture of "American Balloon Dog (Orange)" by American artist Jeff Koons with $ 58.4 million.

BOn the auction of the cult painting of the British painter David Hockney, a new record for the work of a living artist was set up. "Portrait of an artist (a two-figure pool)" auctioned on Thursday in New York for about $ 90 million, according to Christie's auction house.

The auction was quick: if the starting price was $ 18 million, bids exceeded $ 50 million after only 30 seconds. After nine minutes and the competition of two bidders, the picture that resulted in 1972, which shows two men and a pool, was sold for $ 80 million. Including auction fees, the price is $ 90.3 million (slightly below 80 million euros).

Therefore, the previous record price for the live artist's work was obviously exceeded. So far, the previous record kept the sculpture of "American Balloon Dog (Orange)" by American artist Jeff Koons. Auction was auctioned for $ 58.4 million at auction in New York.

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What's going on?

"The Portrait of an Artist (two-figure pool)" is one of the most famous parts of today's 81-year-old Hockney and has a cult status. In 2.13 to 3.05 meters a large picture stands on a magical man on the edge of the pool and looks at the swimmer, in the background an idyllic mountain landscape.

The viewer is the former lover of Hockney Peter Schlesinger, with whom Hockney happens between 1966 and 1972. The swimmer could have been the new lover of Schlesinger, said Kristin Expert Aleks Roter.

The picture includes two central elements of Hocknei's art: pools and double portraits. Before the auction, Christina's manager Ana Marie Celis said: "It's rare to say:" This is an opportunity for the artist to buy the best pictures. "Here it is."

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